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#1 Salty117



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Posted 25 May 2021 - 05:56 PM

Henlo again friends, I find quite a bit of threads detailing the shelf-life of a spore print in ideal storage conditions, but a friend of mine asked me during a recent visit what the "room temp" shelf-life of a print was; To which I wasn't sure and since I'm mostly finding shelf-life estimations for keeping them stored properly in a cool place such as a fridge I thought I would come post up here to ask the community what the oldest prints you've gotten to germinate when exposed to room temperatures for extended periods of time have been? A few weeks? a few months?

      Thank you for your time  :happy:

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#2 rockyfungus



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Posted 26 May 2021 - 03:39 PM

Don't put prints in a fridge. The on and off again cycle is awful. 

print in a bag (in another container if paranoid), in a drawer you never open. Somewhere relatively consistent temperature/airflow wise. I've only germinated up to 5-6 years other guys have done up to 10ish years. Sure if conditions are right it's fine with the right TLC. 

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#3 Salty117



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Posted 27 May 2021 - 12:53 AM

I'm glad to learn prints can be stored at room temp for so long and germinate just fine, Thank you

Edited by Salty117, 27 May 2021 - 12:54 AM.

#4 Soliver



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Posted 28 May 2021 - 12:46 AM

Mushroom spores survived on an asteroid from outer space and infected / inoculated Earth, so I suspect your sample will be just fine    :) 


I've heard some crazy stories about old prints, but no first hand knowledge beyond 2-4 years of standard storage at room temps in a box tucked away in a closet, if that's any help?





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#5 MushLuvR



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Posted Yesterday, 03:01 PM

I have resurrected a 3.5 year old MS syringe that was in a drawer the entire time.  Prints can last much much longer, a decade isn't uncommon.  

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